MadWorld Wii

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  • Summary: MadWorld is a game with highly stylized black and white graphics, over-the-top violence and visceral action which incorporating a layer of unexpected, irreverent comedy that makes the experience unlike any other. In MadWorld, Varrigan City is under siege by a terrorist group simply known asMadWorld is a game with highly stylized black and white graphics, over-the-top violence and visceral action which incorporating a layer of unexpected, irreverent comedy that makes the experience unlike any other. In MadWorld, Varrigan City is under siege by a terrorist group simply known as "The Organizers." They have isolated its citizens from the rest of the world, and have turned the city into a bizarre and twisted game show environment called "Death Watch." In this game of survival, all the citizens have become reluctant contestants and they are pitted against unknown enemies in the ultimate battle of life or death, where only the strongest will prevail. As Jack, players make their way through the various levels and environments in Varrigan City, crafting clever traps and using various weapons – chainsaws, street signs, and daggers, to name a few – to destroy enemies who threaten their lives. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk are used in a variety of motions that mimic the action on screen. Lively sports commentators call out moves as players execute them, and darkly comical finishing moves add a level of irreverence that contributes to the game's unique tone. Along with the exaggerated characters, upbeat pace and bloody visuals that define "Death Watch," a variety of crazed mini-games called "Blood Bath Challenges" are scattered among the levels, giving players a chance to upgrade weapons and increase overall scores. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. 94
    MadWorld is way too violent, has way too much cursing, and the gore factor is off the chart, and boy am I glad it is. MadWorld is an amazing game that you have to experience yourself. With a solid story and simplistic and easy to learn controls, the game offers more than just shock value. This is one of the best games I have played or seen for the Wii.
  2. 90
    I am just one reviewer who found it far too pointlessly violent.
  3. If you play this game the way you should – by slaughtering victims in the most foul of ways – it ends up being a non-stop highlight reel. The ranked boss battles are especially entertaining – think Mortal Kombat Fatalities with the budget of a Star Wars movie.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    84
    A brilliantly ballsy debut on a console short on adult thrills. [May 2009, p.48]
  5. games(TM)
    80
    Between its wonderful style, superb boss fights and chaotic carnage, Madworld is evidently a magnificent and unique title. [Apr 2009, p.117]
  6. Despite its shortcomings, MadWorld still deserves heaps of praise for the things it does right. Its mix of visceral but strategic combat with stunning visuals, memorable characters and some genuine laugh-out-loud moments easily earns its place on anybody’s shelf.
  7. Frustration sets in when: You realize there’s no need for strategy whatsoever. You can die taking one approach on enemies, but still get results with the same tactic in the next life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. Apr 27, 2012
    10
    And Ps3 and 360 fanboys say "the Wii has no violent games." This game right here DESTORYS all arguments out of the water.
  2. FozzyU
    Apr 7, 2009
    10
    Simply put, this game will sell more Wii's. It's given me a reason to play my Wii again. It's Wii's answer to God of War Simply put, this game will sell more Wii's. It's given me a reason to play my Wii again. It's Wii's answer to God of War (but more stylized and a more techno-punk theme than ancient greek). The attitude for this game is all there. Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2011
    10
    The games Mad World and Sonic Colors are the best game in the console so far, don't give Mario and Zelda **** WANT MAD WORLD DICK HEADS!
    The
    The games Mad World and Sonic Colors are the best game in the console so far, don't give Mario and Zelda **** WANT MAD WORLD DICK HEADS!
    The music is really good, the combat mode is just EPIC, the story is good.
    If you want to play a good game a the worst console of the 7th generation play this game!
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  4. RonW
    Mar 12, 2009
    9
    Madworld is one of the most stylistic games on the Wii. The controls really work well for the game and I think it is more fun on the Wii than Madworld is one of the most stylistic games on the Wii. The controls really work well for the game and I think it is more fun on the Wii than it would be with a standard controller. The dialogue is over the top, and the music is great. If you want more games to come out like this then support Platinum Games an buy it!!! Expand
  5. nickb
    Aug 1, 2009
    9
    Great graphics, great gameplay, good story and it will last you a fair while. One of the best looking and most imaginative games on the wii. Great graphics, great gameplay, good story and it will last you a fair while. One of the best looking and most imaginative games on the wii. The multiplayer feels a bit tagged on, if that was good it would have been 10. Here's hoping for a Madworld 2 Expand
  6. Aug 23, 2010
    8
    Very easy to love, though while technically flawed it features some astonishing and unique visuals. It's not as fluid and perfect as itsVery easy to love, though while technically flawed it features some astonishing and unique visuals. It's not as fluid and perfect as its grpahics, but that wuld make one of the best games of all time. Madworld isn't one of the best agme ever though, but is a very good Wii game, and anyone finding a need for brutal violence hould buy this, it's a funny, fun and ultra gory piece of flawed genius. Expand
  7. Jun 30, 2015
    0
    Overhyped extremely boring game. The black and white (and red) style is terrible and it was very hard to tell what was going on at times dueOverhyped extremely boring game. The black and white (and red) style is terrible and it was very hard to tell what was going on at times due to poor contrast. The violence/gore is there, but not nearly as exciting as many fans claim. I found myself just going through the killing motions after a while just to get enough points to progress to the next area. Too much grinding. And if you take away the grinding, there isnt much left to play. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#9 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009